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's not that big of a part of the country that falls into that category. thanks so much. >>> apple dominates. big blue sparkles, and modesty in milan. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, we'll tell you why compared to this hollywood friend, matt damon thinks he has it pretty good. >>> coming up, a spectacular crash, a comedy of errors, and what in the world is getting into the pittsburgh pirates. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are your top headlines this morning. the fbi has arrested a man accused of being an agent for pakistan's state intelligence service who allegedly funneled roughly $2 million in contributions to u.s. political candidates and organizations without disclosing his connections to the pakistani government. the fbi says the man's goal was to till u.s. policy against indian control in kashmir. >>> the justice department says 14 people have been arrested in nine states and the district of columbia for allegedly mounting a seeber attack on the pay pal website. the group anonymous
't know. >> reporter: at one point murdoch claimed his company is too big for him to know the details of each business. there could be more tough questions ahead for rupert and james murdoch. the british prime minister has called a judiciary inquiry, and they could be summoned for that, and there are some u.s. lawmakers who want their own hearing so they can question the media mogul himself on capitol hill. stephanie gosk, nbc news, london. >>> to washington now where lawmakers finally appear to be making some bipartisan process -- progress in the ongoing divide over what to do about the nation's debt limit. for the latest on that we go to nbc's tracie potts. she's in washington d.c. for us. >> reporter: just a glimmer of so-called gang of six, three democrats and republicans, who have been working together on a compromise. the plan on the table would cut $4 trillion from the deficit, lower taxes, but also bring in $1 trillion in new revenues by closing tax loopholes. both sides seem to like it at least as a first step. president obama calling this a very significant step in line with
people on board, it looks like right now they're headed in the right direction towards a big plan, exactly what the president wanted. lynn. >> brian mooar there for us in washington. >>> now here's a look at other stories making news. a police chase in arizona ended with two suspects receiving quite a jolt. the brother and sister duo suffered the shocking reprecussions after refusing commands to surrender following a 30-mile pursuit. mri police tasered both and arrested them both further incident. >>> texas police are working around the clock to catch an armed bank robber dubbed the handsome guy bandit. he has robbed six banks wearing a life-like facial mask. they still have not been able to identify him. >>> just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water for one florida family it was anything but. a four foot gator got in a few laps before an animal control officer showed township remove him from the animal pool. he came from a canal located across the street. >>> finally, in minnesota soaring temperatures have created a new way to cook up some treats. look at that. a
heat threatens a big area from texas to the midwest and all the way to the east coast. temperatures in some areas soared up to 125 degrees. it was too much to bear for dozens of baseball fans. one woman suffered from heat exhaustion at yesterday's minnesota twins doubleheader. she was among 50 fans who had to be treated after passing out and becoming dizzy in this incredible heat. >> stay cool, drink water, stay under the ac. >> we had a hot day here and a huge thunder and lightning storm afterwards. >> 20 states right now, incredibly hot. stay safe. >>> take a look at your weather now on this tuesday morning. heat warnings as we said, watches and advisories in 20 states from the rockies to the east coast. severe storms threaten a big area from minnesota to north carolina. off and on thunderstorms from eastern texas to pensacola and rainy in the pacific northwest and in the rockies. >> not so bad in sacramento and boysy. we're looking at about 80 there. 106 in phoenix. kansas city 94. dallas coming in at 98. 90s from new orleans to atlanta to new york. boston at 85. >>> this story h
. here's abc's chris bury. >> reporter: in minnesota state parks, the big holiday weekend is a big bust. campers looking forward to a getaway were told instead to get lost. >> well, it's ridiculous. >> it's sad. >> it should never get to that. >> reporter: the closed parks a casualty of the state's budget crisis. so many services arehut down. even industries like logging are grinding to a halt because those trees are on public property. in all, 25,000 state workers laid off.. at the capitol, now closed to the public, minnesota's democratic governor and republican leaders could not agree on fixing a $5 billion budget gap. >> i'm not getting an income now. i don't think any of them should think it necessary for them to have an income either until this is settled. >> reporter: minnesota is the first state to actually shut down much of its government. but many others from new jersey to california are also making painful cuts. at this state park near minneapolis, k ken johnson had planned to spend a week camping with her family. getting ejected left her fuming. >> i think the government need
. it unfortunately happened in this situation, in this place, we're never hoping for a big, destructive system, but when there's the possibility of it bringing some heavy rainfall to places that desperately need it, you want it to happen. in this case, it did not. however, there is the possibility that we may see some development of a different system out in the atlantic. we're going to watch it. it's still days away from affecting anyone at all, and it may not happen at all, but we're still going to watch it for you very carefully. another thing we're watching that is dangerous potentially is the heat. the heat is still relentless across parts of the central plains and back in the midwest. also the northern half of the map, western great lakes, upper midwest, there is going to be a chance that we have some severe storms developing later in the day. severe thunderstorms, deadly lightning a possibility, large hail, maybe even some tornadoes late in the afternoon hours, perhaps even into the early evening. but heat is going to be the major thing that's going to be dangerous for people today. dal
, but the heat will be the big issue. here's the weather outside your door. we will continue to watch temperatures out there that will be on the hot side. kansas city 93 and pu ebb low at 99. 94 in orlando. the difference with florida is you will get a break and cool off. and the heat will continue through saturday and sunday. weekend forecast details coming up. >> also coming up, big ben takes the wind out of wall street sails. headlines are straight ahead. expectations are for a huge record-shattering weekend for the big screen harry potter. >> the nfl lock out is nearing an end and roger clemens trial is over. is there such a thing as a hangover sn if you are the yangees, the answer is yes. this is early today blap >> good morning and welcome back to early today. i'm lynn berry and here are the top headlines this morning. two delta airlines planes collided while taxiing at logan international airport causing damage to one of the plane's tails and the other's wing. one passenger was treated for a possible neck injury. >>> federal prosecutors say an army private was arrested after tr
shutdown in minnesota. >> that's the part -- no beer. >> big problem. a lot of beer that won't be on the shelves. >>> the president's right-hand man on jobs. jeffrey immelt talks about how they plan to get america working again unchlgth fire under fire. >> gunfire all around us. we are rushing out of this area. with dha and essential nutrients also found in mother's milk. purina puppy chow. right now, go to priceline for a sneak peek at recent winning and better than ever! hotel bids to find where you n save up to 60% on hotels. * we'll even email you other people's winning bids, so you'll know what price to name. *á with new hotel bid alerts, from priceline. >>> welcome backing to "american morning." all enemies of india possible suspect this morning after three bomb blasts rocked the country's largest city during rush hour yesterday. 18 people were killed. that's down from 21. and now yesterday, 131 are wounded. officials say these attacks were coordinated by terrorists. but there have been no arrests. india is denying that they were -- missed any warning signs. >> the fac
. they do, however, believe she's no longer in central florida. when she left the jail, you saw the big crowds there. there were people yelling "killer" in that crowd as she got into the suv and left. there is a great deal of emotion still unresolved around this case. we saw a lot of people getting together who were doing something peaceful with those emotions over the weekend. they went to the site where caylee anthony's body was discovered and held a march from that site to the anthony home. all to remember the child whose death started all of this. it was a very solemn occasion. a lot of people walking in the street. at one point it was reported there were cars lined up on the road about a half mile long of people just parking on the roadside going into those woods where her body was discovered to go to that spot and remember that little girl. again, a great deal of emotion. people trying to process all of this on their own. but casey anthony at the moment is still staying out of the public eye even though she has a lot of legal entanglements she will still have to address in the mon
. the big mistaking that had people thinking they had gotten the bargain of the year. >>> but first, here are your options. resign or be fired. that is the ultimatum that was just given to nearly 200 educators tied to one of the largest school cheating scandals in u.s. history. it was just over a week ago, a state investigation revealed 178 teachers, including 38 principals, woulding at 44 schools cheated for students on standardized tests in atlanta. on monday, interim superintendent erroll davis replaced four superintendents and one principal in the atlanta public school scandal. now a letter has been sent to the 178 teachers, principals and administrators who were on the state investigative report as either confessing to or being implicated in the cheating. davis has ordered that educators resign by next wednesday or they will face termination. he says the culture inside the school district has to change. >> people failed children, they cheated. and we can't allow that to happen and we can't allow anyone who was involved with that to remain in our system. >> now, staff replacement may
. >>> it will be a big day in the casey anthony murder trial. closing arguments in that murder trial is just a few hours away. court is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. eastern time. casey anthony, as you know, accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee yesterday. there was a vigil for caylee near the spot where her body was found. the case expected to go to the jury after closing arguments. this all began in late may. casey anthony facing seven charges, including capital murder. that means she could face the death penalty if she's found guilty. the defense and prosecution both wrapped up their cases last week. casey anthony decided not to testify in her own defense. more on that throughout the morning. >>> also, a jailhouse phone call is raising more questions about the accuser in the dominique strauss-kahn sexual assault case. the former chief of the international monetary fund was released from house arrest on friday. mr. strauss-kahn is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid and last week prosecutors said the accuser's story raised credibility questions. cnn national correspondent susan
, give people a presumption of innocence. i think that just how high up it goes is a big question and it's one we shouldn't be jumping to conclusions about. >> speaking of hacking, somebody absolutely plundered the pentagon in the spring, it was one of the worst breaches ever of security. listen to these details. >> indeed, in a single intrusion this past march, 24,000 files were taken. >> it was done, we think, by a foreign intelligence service, in other words, a nation state was behind it. >> now, those files belonged to a u.s. defense contractor, that's 24,000 good reasons why the defense department is looking at tightening up its cyber security. casey anthony leaves jail in two more days, just in time to face a defamation lawsuit. anthony told police that she had a nanny back when the search was getting under way. the woman's lawyers want anthony to sit down for a deposition tuesday. they think it's the only chance they'll get before she bolts orlando and maybe florida. anthony's lawyers say no way, that is too soon after a gruelling trial and she'll plead the fifth if asked question
. the reason why this is such a big issue here in egypt, fredricka, is because mubarak is due to stand trial on august 3rd for atrocities allegedly committed during his reign here of almost 30 years in power. and, of course, during the revolution that started on january 25th and that eventually led to him being ousted. so a lot of people are watching very, very closely as to how his health is going. there's been some issues in the past where he felt unwell during interrogations and also apparently his heart stopped a couple of days ago. he had to be resuscitated. this all is very, very big news to egyptians. of course to people around the world. because he's such an important figure, fredricka. >> fred, those legal proceedings are to happen in a matter of weeks. might it be delayed as a result of his health matters? >> reporter: well, that's, of course, the big question. that's, of course, one of the things people who are now protesting here in cairo and the demonstrations have been ramped up over this past week with people refusing to leave once again, putting pressure on the government her
to an end. it's just a big project, a $1 billion project that wraps up hopefully if things go as scheduled monday morning. right now, what you're looking at are construction crews hard at work behind me. they're demolishing a portion of this bridge. when i say busy, this artery is busy, 500,000 cars pass through it each day. millions hit this freeway each week. it's a big deal. so far we've gotten a really interesting update i'll tell you about in a sec. i saw cnn take the pictures live a short time ago. hopefully you turned it around for us. it was pretty cool stuff. knocking off chunks and chunks of those cement blocks at the top there, really, really hard work, a big, big project to tackle. but it seems that things are ahead of schedule. they're tearing down just a portion of that bridge. the update we have, we checked in with los angeles police as well as california transportation officials, things look really well on the roadways, the surface streets. traffic across the city is still relatively like. they don't know what the rest of the day or the weekend will bring. but if things mov
and what doesn't get paid. another big story right now, a massive and dangerous heat wave is gripping much of the nation. here's how it looks and feels across the country. take a look at the red quarter. temperatures expected to reach 104 degrees in parts of texas today, in the southeast, temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s and more than just uncomfortable, it's dangerous. heat has already claimed the life of at least one person in illinois and adding to that, the heat is causing drought conditions in the deep south to intensify. also this morning, hundreds of thousands still without power in the chicago area after strong thunderstorms rolled through. officials warn the power there might not be back on until saturday. let's go live to rob marciano outdoors this morning, silly rob, in atlanta's piedmont park. sun still not up, so it's still probably manageable there. but a lot of the south waking up this morning to 80 degrees overnight or higher. >> yeah. that's the thing. really hasn't cooled down much overnight, ali. even if you're out before the sun comes up you're still fee
's still time to get something big done. the president made it clear he wants to do something substantial. you know, when you look at in the past with agreements for divided government, it takes leadership on both sides. >> they are talking about cutting spending over the next 10 years, adding $6 trillion to the debt. the real deal to get us in balance would be an amendment to the constitution. without that, we will just talk to each other and run america in the ground. >> the plan for the balanced- budget amendment is expected to pass the house tomorrow but expected to fail in the senate. >>> a man accused of swapping identities in order to escape the u.s. marshals is due in court today. james brewer is accused killer. he reportedly switched i.d. bracelets with another prisoner at the holding facility in the dc superior court. the swap allowed him to walk away. he is accused of killing an elderly man last month. >>> an ocean city police officer is recovering after he was run over and drug by a car driven bay suspected drug dealer. the officer should be okay. it happened early saturday. p
to the men and women watching us on the armed forces network. a big thank you to you as well. >>> we're just hours before tonight's debt reduction talks at the white house. live pictures there this morning. the ambitious hopes for a large-scale deal have been dashed. the apparent sticking point? taxes, here is how house speaker, john boehner, sees it as democrat and republican leader prepare for tonight's showdown. quote, despite good-faith efforts to find common ground, the white house will not pursue debt reductions without tax hikes. i believe the best approach may be to focus on producing smaller cuts, that still meets our call for spending reforms and cuts greater than the amount of the debt limit increase. the white house talking about expectations at those talks. here's what spokesman dan fiver had to say about it. he said we cannot ask the middle class and seniors to bear all the burden of higher costs and budget cuts. we need a balanced approach, he says that asks the very wealthiest and special interests to pay their fair share as well and we believe the american people agree. cnn
. the scandal now spanning across the atlantic and claiming its first big victim on this "american morning." >>> and good morning. welcome, everybody. it is friday, july 15th. i'm soledad o'brien. you are watching snoonk kiran is off, christine is off, welcome soledad. good to see you. >> thank you. we have a lot to do today. let's get right to it. serious new pressure on rupert murdock and his global media empire. the justice department says it's now investigating the claims that one of its tabloids tried to hack 9/11 victims' phones. a report in another british tabloid, "the mirror" quoting a source who says "news of the world," the newspaper which folded under the pressure of the hacking scandal, hired an investigator to try to tap the phones. now lawmakers, law enforcement, and 9/11 families are all demanding the truth. >> susan candiotti following the latest for us on this and breaking, one casualty of the news international, rebekah brooks has resigned. >> the question is, does this mean that the walls are crumbling at news corp. it's too early to say, bulls this is a crack in the wa
the road so we did not end up in this fiscal mess. >> everyone is going to the movies and a big story in the country right now and it relates to what is going on in the debt battle, the white house versus congress right now, battling, and president and cantor, reminiscent to harry potter and it ends this week. there is president obama versus speaker boehner. >> it would be terrifying if they had magical powers. how scary. >> who would be harry potter? >>dave: we will give you an idea, we compared the two in a roll out of this battle versus harry potter. look at this. >> i've been hearing from my republican friends for some time it is a moral imperative to tackle our debt and deficit in a serious way so i have said to them, let's go. >> we are in a crisis. >> i'm voting "no," on the debt ceiling. >> failing to raise the debt ceiling would be armageddon. >> i will not sign a 30-day or 60-day or 90-day extension. >> this debt limit increase is his problem. >> failure is not an option. >> this could have been avoided. >> you think you can hold the government ransom? >> we will in the supp
the cliff thelma and louise style but 43% of independents say what's the big deal? >> what's the pugh research? they only talk to 764 people. >> they did it all yesterday afternoon. >> by the way, we have a panel of independent voters coming up to see how they're feeling about the debt ceiling debate because obviously, they are the coveted group. >> that panel, 765. >> all right. >> a little bit bigger. >> we go to a panel of one. steve winn is the ceo of winn resorts. they have those casinos and stuff like that in vegas. he was on a conference call with investors and investment banks yesterday and he really let the president of the united states have it. we've got some quotes from the conference call. he says, here you go. "i'm saying it bluntly, that this administration is the greatest wet blanket to business and progress and job creation in my lifetime. and i can prove it and i can spend the next three hours giving you examples of all of us in this marketplace that are frightened to death about all the new regulations, our health care costs escalate, regulations coming from left
it won twice, are beaten. >> japan's big win, now, giving that nation new hope. >>> and super dog. the ten-pound crime fighter caught on camera. how he took a bite out of crime. he's here live this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. seeing poco, i have a craving for taco bell. george is off today. spending a letle time with his family. josh is right here by my side. oh, that game. >> this close. this close, twice. of course, the u.s. women falling, in stunning fashion, to japan in the world cup final yesterday. we saw the agony of defeat. but we have to remember, we have seen the thrill of victory, twice before. first, against brazil and then against france. i think something that occurred to me yesterday, what we saw yesterday was the thrill of defeat. if you could watch that game yesterday and go back to the ticket booth and say, i want my money back, that wasn't enough for me, you got a very higigbar for drama and excitement and entertainment. >> deborah roberts is there. we'll have a live report from her ininust a little moment. >>> thankfully the temperatures aren't as bad
the battle on a short term debt ceiling because we can't put together a big one in one week's time. and you noticed the president had no statement in there, "i will veto a short-term debt ceiling." what happened to that? >> he didn't have that. i was wondering if you would allow if you ear in the president's position or advisor, you advised many presidents before. would you not tell him to stand up to his opponents? >> i would not tell the president of the united states to veto a short term debt ceiling. if, as a result, i'm going to throw my country into default over what? the president is willing to accept a clean debt ceiling with nothing. now boehner is going to give a debt ceiling with $1 trillion in cuts. why would he reject the good because it's not the best? >> my advice -- i think, pat, we've had this discussion on the show. pat and i sparred a bit in the last two weeks. i think pat, unfortunately, for the democrats standpoint is right. i don't mean you're right. you're more right this morning than wrong. if the president has to accept a short term plan which is looking more and mo
's casey anthony released shortly after midnight. last night -- night before last. the big question now is where did she go? >> right, where is she? >> where did she go? we know that after the courthouse right there, they went in a series of cars over to a parking garage where her attorney was. next thing you know, we don't know. >> possibly the old switch-a-roo there. >> she's facing the possibility of some lawsuits so she can't completely disappear so we may see her popping up again. right now, we don't know where she is and that's incredible really when you think about the amount of attention that this has gotten and that everyone knows what she looks like. >> it was amazing. had to go through some precautions. for a woman without a budget, it's amazing the amount of money we were spending on her, her safetyher future for now anyway or maybe somebody is keeping a tab because she probably will be coming into some money soon. they called up her parents and said do us a favor, show up at the hotel, excuse me, at the prison, and go -- and be a good decoy for the press who are going t
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, waiting outside the jail as they ducked away into a waiting suv. the big question is where is casey anthony hiding. live at orlando,s from where caylee's remains were found. walk us through the release last night. >> reporter: i want to share brand-new information coming into fox news channel from our producer on the ground, one of many that have been working this case. kathleen rochelle. she got off the phone with mark lipman, the attorney that represents george and cindy anthony, they told -- their attorney said basically jose baez and texted them she was safe but they were at home watching the release on television. a relief that happened like clockwork at 11 past midnight according to the clock on the wall at orange county jail. take a look at the video. company anthony wearing a pink polo shirt. she was given $500 in cash, money that remained in her inmate account. a lost which donations from the public that poured in while she was incarcerated. three selected journalists captured the moment the world wanted to see, a moment that lasted a little more than ten seconds. listen. >
. >>> and this is an ipad for $69. the big mistake that had people thinking they had gotten the bargain of the year. >>> i want to start with another apology today. this from rupert murdoch. responding to the hacking scandal from the u.k. what this shows you, this tape, it is murdock going into a meeting with the family of the murdered british teenager. it was that teenager's hacked voice mails that sparked the outrage into the scandal. listen. >> shame on you. shame on you. shame on you. shame on you. >> mr. murdoch, will you tell us what you said to the family? >> if you just keep silent for a minute. it was a totally private meeting. >> keep your head down, mate. >> i'm the founder of the company. i was appalled to find out i apologize. i have nothing more to say. >> nothing more to say at that moment. he did have more he went on to say. murdoch posted an ad in several british newspapers. he said, "we are deeply sorry for the hurt suffered by the individuals affected." the news of the world was in the business of holding others to account. it failed when it came to it self. rebekah brooks oversa
. the good news is, the pattern is changing. it's going to take a little while. right now here's that big upper-level ridge, but we're getting a little cooler air coming in. this, though, back in canada, this is where the real relief comes. as we move into the early part of next week, by tuesday, the heat breaks in the north east. seasonal in the mid atlantic states. unfortunately for our friends in the south and the southwest and gulf coast the heat goes on. ann? >> thank you very much. we'll get the rest of the forecast coming up. let's turn to what anne thompson was talking about, the idea of how dangerous the temperatures are. we're have dr. nancy snyderman with more tips. just remind us. who is most us is is sepsuscept? >> the heat wave like this, elderly and the very young people with breathing conditions. but right now, frankly, everyone is at risk. it's a reminder that as many people die of heat-related illnesses than all the natural disasters. that includes tornadoes, hurricanes, snow issues. number one thing, ann, is called heat stroke. that's where you're literally, your core b
at serious storms and big part of the reason for those storms, very warm air with cooler air further off to the north. across north dakota we are looking for a tornado warning that we want to tell you about for northwestern barnes county. they are producing rotation currently on the ground. you should take are the seriously and please shelter. this tornado is in effect until 45 past the hour. tiem temperatures, rapid city, 97. and right now 98.degrees in dallas. factor in the humidity and it feels like a lot hotter. look at minneapolis when you are outside, 107 degrees. that is dangerous stuff. make sure you are drinking a lot of water and try to stay out of direct sunlight. because of how hot it is, there are heat warnings and heat advisories across portions of northern plains down to the southern plains. even the city of dallas, texas heat advisory and some areas could feel like 115 degrees. that could be a very high heat index because the sunshine and hot temperatures achbdz lot of humidity in place. conditions are generally stay dry across the central plains but areas across the nort
today. >> bill, thanks so much. >>> big ben takes the wind out of wall street's sales. your first look at this morning's business headlines is straight ahead. >>> the nfl lockout is nearing an end. the roger clemens trial is over. is there such a thing as an all-star game hangover? if you're the yankees, the answer is yes. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. [ female announcer ] now, give dry, damaged hair a whole new life! with aveeno nourish plus moisturize. active naturals wheat formulas target and help repair damage in just 3 washes. for softer, stronger... ... hair with life. [ female announcer ] nourish plus. only from aveeno. didn't taste so vegetably? well, v8 v-fusion juice gives you a full serving of vegetables, plus a full serving of fruit. but it just tastes like fruit. and try our deliciously refreshing v8 v-fusion + tea. vietnam, 1967. i got mine in iraq, 2003. u.s.a.a. auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation, because it offers a superior level of protection and because u.s.a.a.'s commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families
. is that realistic at this point. >> well, in terms of getting that big agreement, it looks highly unlikely at this point, but certainly as you pointed out, the president joking that his campaign was built on hope and change. it will be interesting to see if that hope will also win out in this debate. but, look, what the president is pushing for still is the biggest deal possible. he acknowledged, though, that it's hard to do that, but nonetheless, he has been telling congressional lawmakers during negotiations all this week that if they can't get the biggest deal possible to attack the problem of the debt and the deficit over the long term, then they should still be ambitious. >> we are obviously running out of time, and so what i have said to the members of congress is that, you need over the next 24 to 36 hours to give me some sense of what your plan is to get the debt ceiling raised through whatever mechanisms they can think about and show me a plan in terms of what you're doing for deficit and debt reduction. if they show me a serious plan, i am ready to move. even if it requires some
news, although not happy family news, j. lo and marc anthony, that was the big announcement heard round the world. they split. saying that it was a painful time but you know what he said, though, at a concert in colombia? they're saying i'm single, he's laughing about it, somewhat flirting with some of the ladies in the audience. >> he's calling them members of the audience, mamacita, hot mama. is that really appropriate? >> you've got to jump right back, get right back on that horse. j. lo, i'm not exactly concerned about her future. >> they have children. >> they do. >> i find it kind of sad. >>> when we come back, it was movie magic at the box office. >> that's right. you're watching "world news n " now." [ female announcer ] firm skin would be easy without gravity. with olay challenge that. regenerist day and night duo. the uv lotion helps protect skin and firms during the day. the cream hydrates to firm at night. gravity doesn't stand a chance. regenerist, from olay. >>> here some are stories to watch today on abc news. general david petraeus hans over nato command in afghanistan
to the women's soccer team. he's also rooting for the resurrection of a big debt deal. >> i think there's still timim o get something big done. the president has made it clear he wants to do something substantial. >> reporter: if in fact, capitol hill sources tell abc news the esident and speaker john boehner are again talking about more than $4 trillion in deficit reduction. boehner reportedly wants the president to lay out specific cuts to entitlement programs, social security, medicare and medicaid. but many republicans still doubt such a plan can pass. so, plan "b." to avert the country from defaulting is being devised by the two leaders of the senate. it would give the president the authority to raise the country's debt ceiling on his own. >> it takes the pressure off all the politicians but allows us to pass a debt limit without making the hard choices that this country has to make. >> reporter: the standoff? republican eric cantor refuses to consider tax increases. democrat nancy pelosi won't accept benefit cuts to entitlements. we visited cantor's virginia district. many want him to bac
, some real big news, actually, because speaker boehner, it seems, may have a plan that will come to fruition, before 4 p.m. this afternoon so that the asian markets aren't rattled and it will involve sort of a two pronged approach. >> yeah, but the most important part of the two step process clayton mentioned there's going to be a short-term extension involved and the democrats have objected to that, as you know, from the very beginning, the president, nancy pelosi, harry reid all three last night reiterating they will not support a short-term extension. so it appears we are playing with some serious fire on this sunday. >> what does john boehner do, comes up and hands over the paper work, they immediately say no. listen to this, thises what mitch mcconnell has to say about this. there is bipartisan agreement on the need to prevent fault and given the unprecedented size of the debt ceiling increase, the president is requesting, this is not an easy process. and the effort to prevent default while substantially reducing washington spending will continue. >> of course, all of the co
progress on a major sticking point during marathon talks. but other big issues are still unresolved. >>> president obama gave congressional leaders until saturday to reach a solution for the federal debt. the president will host a news conference at 11:00 a.m. eastern time today and abc news will have live coverage. >>> and minnesota's governor has a tentative budget agreement with state lawmakers. a $5 billion deficit for state offices and services to close down earlier this month. >>> and finally it is that time again. our, ready, favorite story of the day. it's the tale of a love letter that took more than half a century to get to its recipient. >> it was recently found in the mail room of a university outside pittsburgh. and that's when the workers there went into action. here's wtae's michelle wright. >> reporter: the mystery in the mail room had the whole campus buzzing. a letter postmarked february 1958 had finally arrived. but how was mailil room supervir connie morris gointo track him down from 53 years ago? it was signed "forever, vonnie." there were few other clues. clark
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